Garden Route Safari
At the eastern end of the Garden Route are a clutch of genuine, big five game reserves in pristine wilderness areas offering excellent lodges, first-rate guides and the cherry on top: malaria-free safaris.
If you've been doing your South Africa safari research, and that's why you're here, you'll be thinking along the lines of a Kruger National Park safari followed by a few days on the beach in Cape Town. But, you'll be saying to yourself, there's an awful big distance between those two places and I've heard malaria is a nasty piece of work.
Enter the Garden Route Safari option. The weather is far milder than up north, and being in a guaranteed malaria-free area, there are all kinds of precautions you don't have to take before, during and after your African safari. With exclusive access, small safari lodges, the beautiful wilderness of the Eastern Cape and the full gamut of wildlife encounters, a Garden Route Safari is every bit as rewarding as a lowveld safari up north - perhaps more so.
The two big parks are Addo Elephant Park and Shamwari Game Reserve, both a short drive from Port Elizabeth. Adding to these are Blaauwbosch, Kariega and Kwandwe - all private game reserves with exclusive safari lodges and spectacular settings.
Expect to see the big five game in abundance including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalos, zebras and the full range of southern Africa's planes game from the gigantic eland to the tiny duiker.
A Garden Route Safari comes first for convenience, safety, luxury and exclusivity. Talk to your Travel Expert now for a malaria-free safari in Africa.
Our Most Popular Garden Route Safari Tours
12-day Safari, Garden Route and Cape Town (Self-drive)
Itinerary Type: Sample
Country: South Africa
Highlights: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Garden Route Safari
Our Most Popular Garden Route Safari Accommodation
Hlosi Game Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve
Kariega Game Reserve is a 6,000-hectare private game reserve in the Eastern Cape at the end of the Garden Route with four distinct safari lodges ranging from comfortable to luxury.
Amakhala Game Reserve
Camp Figtree is small safari lodge in the Eastern Cape atop the Zuurberg Mountains near the entrance to the wonderful Addo Elephant Park, which is home to the big 5 along with a high density of elephant as the name suggests.
In the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve. A four star family friendly lodge with great game viewing.
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